A Look at the Open Courts Data Project, with Steve Spiker


Join us for a special Code for Tampa Bay meetup with guest speaker, Steve Spiker, of Measures for Justice (https://measuresforjustice.org) who will be sharing the work being done in Oakland, and here in Florida, with the launch of a new Data Fellowship effort here in the Sunshine State.

Steve ‘Spike’ Spiker joined Measures for Justice in 2018 as their Data Evangelist, where he supports the outreach teams, works on standards, the data fellowship program and building vendor relationships.

Spike has been a mentor with Code for America and co-founded and led OpenOakland, a civic innovation organization where he worked on opendata policies, community engagement and open source tech development with local government agencies.

Spike has extensive multidisciplinary research experience, leading dozens of applied social research projects in his term as Director of Research with Oakland’s Urban Strategies Council. He speaks nationally on data informed decision making, open data and the communication of data to diverse audiences. Spike has led crime analysis projects, helped create the Oakland Community Land Trust and worked with community organizations across Oakland the the East Bay.

Before emigrating to the USA in 2006 he worked in spatial epidemiology in Western Australia. He now resides in the Oakland side of the San Francisco Bay Area and has three daughters with his wife Heather. He is a member of the Next City Vanguard class of 2012 and a recipient of the Whitehouse Champion of Change award.

At this meeting and upcoming ones, we'll also be devoting a few minutes to the new #whenweallvote initiative, cohosted by Meetup and When We All Vote to drive voter awareness and engagement.

#WhenWeAllVote, we all do better.
#WhenWeAllVote, our democracy is stronger.
#WhenWeAllVote, our voices are heard.

Help us keep it going!

A light dinner spread will be provided for attendees, with a variety beverages available for sale at the Attic, where this meetup is being held.